• On Aug 8, 2019
    Kelly from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you can't get a reservation for a table service restaurant, are you out of luck? Or can you still walk in?

    Hi Kelly!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's great to assist you again with your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation!

    I'm so sorry to hEAR you are having difficulty in securing a dining reservation at one of the Table-Service restaurants. I would definitely recommend that you keep trying periodically. You never know when someone else may change their plans and need to cancel. I've also encountered difficulty in making a reservation at one of the Table-Service restaurants on my "must do" list and was able to find availability a day or two prior to our trip. I have frequently found that many Guests change their plans once their vacation begins and will cancel in order to prevent being charged the cancellation fee. 

    I have previously been successful in finding last-minute availability by just checking at the Table-Service restaurant that day; however, I've also been turned away at a really popular Table-Service restaurant. That being said, I would not give up hope and would continue to check for availability up until your specific dates of travel.

    I hope this helps to ease your mind, Kelly. Let us know if you have any additional questions or would like dining recommendations. Sending pixie dust your way that you can dine at the Table-Service restaurant on your "can't miss" list during your upcoming trip!

    Bon Appétit,
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